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Taiwan vs Poland

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Taiwan is a country located in Eastern Asia with an area of 36,193 km2 (land boundries: 0 km and costline 1,566.3 km). The capital of Taiwan is Taipei. The number of inhabitants is 23,568,378.

The Taiwan military is armed mostly with second-hand weapons and equipment provided by the USA. Taiwan also has a domestic defense industry capable of building a range of military equipment.

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Poland is a country located in Central Europe with an area of 312,679 km2 (land boundries: 2,865 km and costline 440 km). The capital of Poland is Warsaw. The number of inhabitants is 38,268,000.

Poland joined NATO in 1999 and hosts US-led multi-national NATO ground force battlegroup since 2007. The inventory of the Polish Armed Forces consists of a mix of Soviet-era and more modern Western weapons systems. Poland announced in March 2022 plans to increase the size of its armed forces to 300,000 personnel and to allocate at least 3% of GDP to defense. Modernization plan would include such items as 5th generation combat aircraft, unmanned aerial vehicles, rocket artillery, helicopters, submarines and frigates.

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Military expenditures

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Military budget: 13 billion $ 13 billion $
Percent of GDP: 2.3% 2.1%

Military budget

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Highest value in the world: 738 billion $ (USA)
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Manpower

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Active personnel: 290,000 140,000
Reserve personnel: 2,800,000 515,000
Available for military: 5,883,828 10,500,000

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Highest value in the world: 2,185,000 (China)
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Land Forces

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Tanks: 1,160 868
Armoured fighting vehicles: 1,714 2,496
Total artillery: 1,944 824
Self-propelled artillery: 440 627
Rocket artillery: 126 197

Tanks

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Highest value in the world: 12,270 (Russia)
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Air Forces

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Total aircraft: 814 469
Fighter aircraft: 129 23
Multirole aircraf: 189 48
Attack aircraft: 0 32
Helicopters: 237 212
UCAV (combat drone): 0 0

Total aircraft

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Highest value in the world: 12,930 (USA)
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Navy

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Total naval: 96 46
Aircraftcarriers: 0 0
Destroyers: 4 0
Frigates: 22 2
Corvettes: 1 2
Submarines: 4 1

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Highest value in the world: 742 (China)
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Nuclear weapons

Taiwan

Does not have nuclear weapons.

Poland

Does not have nuclear weapons.

Military service

Taiwan

Males 18-36 years of age may volunteer for military service or must complete 4 months of compulsory military training (or substitute civil service in some cases); women may enlist; women in Air Force service are restricted to noncombat roles; for men born before December 1993, compulsory service (military or civil) is 1 year; for 8 years after discharge, men are subject to training recall four times for periods not to exceed 20 days.

Poland

18-28 years of age for male and female voluntary military service; conscription phased out in 2009-12; service obligation shortened from 12 to 9 months in 2005; women only allowed to serve as officers and noncommissioned officers.